Chelsea Brasted Chelsea Brasted is a culture writer in her native city of New Orleans. She has written about entertainment, travel, art, and food since 2012.Experience: A New Orleans native, Chelsea Brasted has written about culture, food, travel, arts, and entertainment since 2012. As a staffer at the Times-Picayune and then as a freelancer, she has covered Mardi Gras, investigated cultural nonprofits, waded through floodwater, reviewed musical performances at major festivals, and interviewed celebrities like Denzel Washington, Maya Angelou, and Sting. Her work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic, Bon Appetit, The New York Times, and other publications. About Food & Wine Food & Wine, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for anyone passionate about the culinary world. With rigorously tested recipes and the most trusted restaurant, drinks, culinary travel and home coverage, we inspire and empower people everywhere to discover, create, and devour the best in food and wine. Learn more about us and our editorial process.